Schools have enough records to track; Don’t add AED maintenance
-By Micah Bongberg Google+ | @annuvia
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Limited budgets and delayed approvals are only a couple of the challenges public school officials face when trying to manage and maintain AED programs. Having multiple facilities in geographically diverse locations adds a new, complex element to already strained policies and management practices.
Commonly public school officials appoint specific site contacts to manage the AED programs of each school and then oversee the records at a higher, district-wide level. Such methods are successful in mitigating errors and failures in adhering to record-keeping practices, but they aren’t foolproof. Arch fills this void. Arch offers the full support of Medical Directors and the benefits of ongoing online oversight programming.
With Arch, school officials can keep track of the readiness checks and “status” reports for each of their facilities as well as build themselves into escalation practices so that they’re warned and notified if anything goes wrong. For instance, if a school on the west side of town doesn’t complete their readiness check on time, Arch, based on the school districts preferences, will send a second reminder to the district’s administrator. If this doesn’t work, Arch can send a text message to the site contact, district administrator or anyone else appointed by the account.
“One of the primary concerns we see with school districts across the country is that certain locations spearhead the management of their AED program whereas others ignore their readiness email reminders and the vital replacement of accessories such as batteries and electrode pads,” states Micah Bongberg, President of Annuvia, the developers of Arch, the country’s most advanced AED management program.
“When school districts use the Arch platform, they’re able to keep better track of their AED programs and be warned preemptively, with more advanced notice to replace vital – MANDATORY – replacement accessories.”
Arch has built a customized set of warnings using some of the Silicon Valley’s most advanced technology. Users can define their preferences and submit their AED readiness checks via email, fax, text-message and phone. “If one of our site contacts chooses to be warned via text message and forgets to submit their readiness check in time, Arch will automatically send a second reminder, such as a phone call, to the site’s appointed contact,” states Bongberg. More ways to keep track of records, more ways to stay in compliance, and more accurate record-keeping. That is Arch. Compliance. Assurance. Reliability.